Martin Memorial Medical Center
Stuart is a city in and county seat of Martin County, Florida. Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Stuart is the county seat of and the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. The population was 15,593 as of the 2010 census, and the city is part of the Port St. Lucie, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Treasure Coast area that became Stuart was first settled by non-Native Americans in 1870. In 1875, a United States Lifesaving Station was established on Hutchinson Island, near Stuart. Today, the station is known as Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge and is on the National Register of Historic Places.